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Everything you need to know about reproductive health, fertility testing, fertility treatment (like IUI and IVF) and how to navigate fertility challenges.

Pregnancy Loss | Twins | IVF | Genetics

By: Sierra Dehmler
April 26th, 2024

Recent research shows that 42% of U.S. adults have utilized fertility treatment or know someone who has. But even with the increasing prevalence of treatments like IVF, some still struggle for years to conceive. In this story, one couple opens up about their difficult journey.

LGBTQ+ Family Building | Surrogacy | Genetics

By: Sierra Dehmler
April 9th, 2024

There are many important decisions to make on your journey to parenthood. But for gay dads-to-be embarking on the surrogacy process, one of the first big questions to answer is "Whose sperm are we going to use?"

IVF | Genetic Testing | BIPOC | Genetics

By: Jamie Speer, M.S., LCGC
November 29th, 2023

Sickle cell disease is a relatively common genetic disorder affecting approximately 100,000 Americans. Luckily, with the help of IVF treatment and genetic testing, carriers of the trait can now prevent passing it on - leading to healthier babies.

Fertility Preservation | Single Mom By Choice | Genetics

By: Sierra Dehmler
April 27th, 2023

Upon learning she carries a gene putting her at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer, Arianna makes the difficult decision to undergo major, life-altering surgeries to protect herself. As a single mom of two confronted with an uncertain future, she shares her journey through infertility, coping with a rare genetic disorder, and why she chose to pursue egg freezing.

Genetic Testing | Fertility Testing | Genetics

By: Anthony Porto, M.S., LCGC
June 23rd, 2022

What is preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) and how does it work? What are the risks and benefits? How much does it cost? Can it help me have a healthier baby? This guide, written by a genetic counselor, answers all these questions and more.

Fertility Treatment | IVF | Genetic Testing | Mental Health | Genetics

By: Sierra Dehmler
June 21st, 2022

After receiving some shocking news on their fertility journey, Alyson and her husband were advised to move straight to IVF treatment - something they never expected to hear. This is the story of what happened next and everything they learned on the way to meeting their baby girl, Emmy.